Ugly, soulless Peking

Screen Shot 2016-06-09 at 08.42.55

Ai Weiwei, Beijing (2003), Beijing: The Third Ring (2005), Bejing: The Second Ring (2005). Ai had the idea, writes Dalrymple, ‘of filming a car journey round Peking’s ring roads through the windshield, without moving the camera. The longer you watch, the stronger grows your awareness of the grind, soullessness, and ugliness of life in a city that has grown enormously without regard to anything except growth. The traffic continues in Sisyphean fashion, and Man seems to have exiled himself from his works’

Advertisements
Trackbacks are closed, but you can post a comment.

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s

%d bloggers like this: